Presenting the Live EP debut of The Human Condition Presents. Recorded during only their second public performance ever, Sheep Are Numbers Too captures a truly special event, but is only the beginning.
Written, Arranged and Performed by The Human Condition Presents.
The Human Condition Presents is: Will Sime - Rhodes Piano, Guitar and Lead Vocals Nigel Gilmer - Bass, Synthesizer and Vocals Tim Wright - Drums, Percussion and Vocals
June 2, 2008 Subject:
Another Biased Tablebeast Review
I was the producer of this recording. It very much is a real, true live album done in one take at one show. No bullsh*t editing, overdubs, or manipulation was used. 12 Tracks live to My mobile rig. I shadowed these guys for over a year trying to make a record with them. They wrote the material pretty fast but took forever to fully polish it. It was usually the lead singer, Will Sime who originated most of the material presented here and he was usually the last one to finish making changes and perfecting his performance long after the other two guys were set. Tim Wright and Nigel Gilmer were, and still continue to be, light years ahead of Will in technique, but Will had such a fresh and interesting ability when it came to writing that they put up with him and eventually created the fantastic performances on this record. The Human Condition Presents honed their craft AT a recording studio where they practiced, but this record was not made there, it was made at Bobo's Gallery in Asheville, NC in May of 2007. During the months I spent demoing them and trying to move toward more serious recordings it became obvious that Will could not 'bring it' unless it was in front of an audience. During their first live show (of which no recording exists) they blew away a whole year of performances on every single song, really making me regret NOT recording the show. Well, I was sure to be ready for their next show and it was at an opportune time because their second show proved to also be their last. In the end this is the raw record I wanted to make with this band all along. I would have loved to properly record these songs and the three others or so that remain unreleased. Getting good takes in the studio with this band was not to be. This record is a birth and death certificate so enjoy the fleeting power of three guys who made a heckuva lot of sound called The Human Condition Presents: